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Holroyd Herald Holroyd City Council Newsletter

Growing

Council would like to thank the many Holroyd residents who made submissions during the recent public exhibition of the draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and draft Development Control Plan (DCP). These plans are designed to provide for the housing, retail and employment needs and expectations of the Holroyd community, in a sustainable manner, over the next 20 years. The new plans will provide for the additional 11,000 dwellings required under the Sate Government’s Metropolitan Strategy.

The plans also allow for the expansion of current business centre zones that will create up to 9,000 new local jobs in retail and business services. New residential and business growth will be focused around the rail centres at Wentworthville, Pendle Hill and Toongabbie as well as transitway stations in Mays Hill, South Wentworthville and Merrylands West. Council is now reviewing the submissions made by the community before presenting final drafts of the plan for adoption by Council in the new year.

December 2010 Women in Business

How Your Council was Funded in 2009/2010

A place that is focussed on effective urban planning and economic development.

Holroyd City Council employs 375 women across a range of services. Council is committed to supporting Capital Income women in the workplace and next $3.43M year, in conjunction with Auburn and Grants & Contributions Fairfield City Councils, we are offering $10.03M a Women in Business Mentoring program. Funded by Industry and Investment NSW, the program has Other Revenues helped more than 7,000 women to $2.35M grow their business since 1995. From February 2011, the program will offer five workshops covering topics such Interest & as business planning, marketing Investment Revenue plans, sales strategies, the internet for sales and marketing, customer $3.00M service, business systems, time management and finance. The program includes networking evenings and will finish with a graduation and mini expo in June. Fees & Charges Each participant is matched with a $8.41M mentor to provide advice for their business. For more information contact Council’s Place Managers on Domestic Waste Management 9840 9871 or 9840 9742.

Rating Revenue $33.65M

2009/2010 Financial Year

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Holroyd City Council’s services are much more than roads, rates and rubbish. We cover more than 40 square kilometres and provide services to 100,000 residents. During the 2009/2010 year we provided a range of services to assist our diverse community including services for the aged, youth, childcare, peer support, library services and community development programs. We also offered support to our community through immunisation clinics, food safety regulation and compliance, environmental and planning services.

$8.39M The financial results for this period 5 have placed Council in a strong financial position and Council’s auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers reported Holroyd City Council to be in a “sound and stable” position. Council’s Operating Surplus Economic Affairs financial performance indicators are generally line or above industry $1.53M $1.54M Roads, in Footpaths & Traffic benchmarks. $5.30M You can find out more about Holroyd Building Control City Council’s performance during 2009/2010$0.87M in the Annual Report and Financial Statements on our website at www.holroyd.nsw.gov.au

TOTAL BUDGET $69.26M

What Your Council Funded in 2009/2010

Administration $15.10M Public Order & Safety $2.08M Health

Recreation & Culture

$0.99M

$12.64M

Environment & Waste Services

Town Planning & Community Amenities

$12.40M

$7.07M Community Services & Education $9.74M

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A place that is engaged and innovative

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TOTAL BUDGET $69.26M

Council Services & Infrastructure

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Holroyd City Council provided a wide range of services to more than 100,000 residents in 2009/2010 and is responsible for considerable infrastructure in the local government area including: 51 community centres 10 childcare centres 8 community halls 3 libraries 3 swimming pools 14 public halls 28 operational buildings 22 pool buildings 62 bus shelters 300kms of local roads 24kms of regional roads 630kms of kerb and guttering 16 major culverts 3.5kms of stormwater culverts 26 bridges

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280kms of stormwater pipe 4kms of lined channels 19kms of natural channels 2.7kms of guardrail 41 park amenities 30 toilet blocks 37 roundabouts 23 wombat crossings 72,000m2 of carparks 48 playing fields 158 playgrounds 245 items of play equipment 23 tennis courts 19 netballs courts 36 cricket pitches

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The Newsletter of the South Eastern Division of General Practice Ltd

Inside this Issue 1 Primary Health Care Reform 2 CPD Outline 3 CPD Calendar 4 POW Outpatients Updated: Electronic Templates Created 5 Health Assessment for People Aged 40 to 49 Years with a High Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes 7 The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia 8 Cancer Outreach Team (COT) at Prince of Wales Hospital 9 Better Care for Cancer Survivors: A growing Population with Unique Needs 10 GPs and the Cancer Patient 12 When to refer to Palliative Care Cancer Resource for Primary Health Care Professionals 13 Targeted Therapies for Cancers - New Approaches, Different Side-Effects 15 New NPS Program Addresses Opioid Use in Chronic Pain 17 Electronic Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) Quarterly Awards GP Shared Care at the Royal Hospital For Women 19 Argus Directory

IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

Sept/Oct 2010

Primary Health Care Reform In its 2010 budget, the Commonwealth Government announced funds to support a significant change to the way in which Primary Health Care is delivered in Australia. For the Division’s network, the most significant of these changes is the cessation of funding for the Divisions of General Practice at the end of the current funding agreement, ie 30 June 2010. Between now and then, Divisions have been invited to transition into Primary Health Care Organisations (PHCOs), which have been given the “working title” of Medicare Locals. These organisations, along with Local Hospital Networks (LHN), are the two main components of the Government’s reform agenda. The Government has advised Divisions that the new PHCOs will need to be independent, member based legal entities. The boundaries of the PHCOs will be determined following discussions between State and Commonwealth Governments and will (in the first round at least) be drawn from EOIs submitted by existing Divisions to operate PHCOs in their particular areas. In NSW, there is an expectation that the boundaries of PHCOs will have some correlation with LHN boundaries, although this correlation is not expected to be one-for-one, ie some PHCOs may span one or more LHN. The Board of SESDGP met recently to discuss the impact of these changes on our Division. Because of the volume of work involved in this transition, and the complex nature of matters to be considered, the Board determined to establish a “Transition Sub-committee”. Although the terms of reference of this committee are yet to be determined and agreed, the role and scope of sub-committee activities will ensure a focus of General Practice being at the core of any Primary Health Care system in this area and that any new system of delivering Primary Health Care must meet locally identified needs for both GPs and patients. What are the next steps? •

Current services provided by the Division to its GPs and their staff will continue until the end of the contract with DoHA, ie 30 June 2012. By that date, new arrangements for the provision of services beyond that date will be in place. The Transition Sub-committee will explore options that are available to SESDGP to transition to a PHCO and advise the Board accordingly. These option may include but are not necessarily limited to: • reviewing the scope and scale of PHCO operations as more information becomes available, • the additional level of accountability for outcomes from a PHCO, • boundaries for any new PHCO in this area, • possible partners in a new PHCO for this area which may include other Divisions and other primary health care (continued page 4)

SPECIAL ONCOLOGY FEATURE page 7

The Newsletter of the South Eastern Division of General Practice Ltd

INSIDE this ISSUE 01 ATAPS Revisited 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar 05 Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 07 Occupational Therapy and ADHD 11 The Psychological Management of ADHD 13 Healthcare Identifiers Service 14 NPS Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Program: Visits Available 15 Electronic Discharge Summaries eDRS 16 Argus Users Directory

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Nov/Dec 2010

ATAPS Revisited

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What is ATAPS? Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) is a GP initiated referral service to free counselling sessions for financially or socially disadvantaged patients. Division GPs can refer patients under the ATAPS program once they have completed a Practice Support Officer facilitated induction into the ATAPS program. ATAPS targets people who are not easily able to access Medicare services and patients with mild to moderate, non-acute diagnosable mental health disorders. Each referral entitles a patient to six free counselling sessions (with the option for a further six following a review by the GP) with allied mental health providers (psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers who have been specifically recruited and contracted to the ATAPS Project). An additional pool of funding is available for the delivery of psychological services to: women with perinatal depression; people who are experiencing or are at high risk of homelessness; Indigenous communities; children with mental disorders and individuals who have attempted suicide or self harm or who are identified by a GP as being at high risk of suicide or self harm. People who are at risk of suicide or non-suicidal self harming behaviours will receive priority access to specifically trained allied mental health providers. There is no limit to the number of sessions available to patients through this referral although it is anticipated that sessions would be conducted within a condensed time period (1-2 months). How to use ATAPS? If they haven’t already done so, GPs who wish to participate in the ATAPS program will need to register with the Division. Registration is as simple as calling the Division to arrange a suitable time for an ATAPS practice visit where the program will be explained and the necessary administrative details attended to. Once you are registered, you can start referring patients immediately. Simply contact the ATAPS officer at the Division to ask for a unique identifier (UI) which will activate funding for psychological services for your patient. To date, 58 Division GPs are registered to provide the ATAPS service and 25 individual patient sessions have been completed. To register for ATAPS, contact your Practice Support Officer on 02 9663 5958 and arrange for a dedicated visit.

SPECIAL PAEDIATRIC BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES FEATURE page 5

The Newsletter of the South Eastern Division of General Practice Ltd

INSIDE this ISSUE 01 Medicare Local Update 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar 04 Pam Brown - Indigenous Outreach Worker 05 Contact Tracing 07 Understanding Influenza Anitpsychotics - New NPS Topic Starting August 08 Australian Primary Care Collaboratives 09 Black Dog Institute (BDI) 10 Caretakers Cottage 11 Eastern Suburbs Aftercare 12 Mission Australia Support Services 13 Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service 14 beyondblue 15 ATAPS Funding Available for Your Patients Changes to Better Access: Federal Budget 2011 - 2012 16 The INSPIRED Study 17 Antenatal Shared Care Update Practice Support Program Advisory Group - EOI 18 Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records 19 eHealth Sites 21 Online Cancer Services Directory 22 New Perspectives in the Management of H.pylori 23 Go4Fun EQIP Quarterly Awards 24 Argus Users Directory IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

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July / Aug 2011

Medicare Local Update The South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice is developing an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for DoHA approval to establish the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local. The ITA is to be submitted on 19 July 2011 for Medicare Locals to be funded from either 1 January 2012 or 1 July 2012. It is our proposal that we develop an effective primary care organisation that has the ability to meet all the operational and accountability requirements that have been thus far set out by DoHA; as well as address the needs of patients in the Eastern and South Eastern Sydney areas in relation to the provision of all aspects of primary health care. We have engaged KPMG to assist us in this process. In very broad terms the scope of our project includes: • A formal scoping phase (which has already been completed) working with KPMG; • A community engagement phase (which has already been completed) which will: • assist in shaping the strategic vision for the Medicare Local; • assist in identifying a governance and transitional process what will ensure community engagement and responsiveness; • assist in identifying strengths of existing service providers and opportunities to build on these through the Medicare Local; • assist in demonstrating the financial management capability of the transitional Board; and • demonstrate our ability to engage with and form constructive relationships with community stakeholders. • A financial analysis phase; and • A final documentation preparation phase. The Board of the South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice is overseeing the development of this document and is committed to developing a model for the provision of primary health care that sees the GP remain central in any service provision model that is developed. The effective engagement of allied health workers and other community health service providers is seen as pivotal to the success of the model and these stakeholders will be involved in all aspects of service planning and delivery across the Medicare Local area. If you have any questions, please contact your local Board member (contact details on page 04 of this newsletter) or Darrell Williams, Division CEO, on 02 9663 5958.

SPECIAL FEATURE: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - A LOCAL VIEW page 09

01 2010 GP Survey Results 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar 04 SESDGP Board President Elected Meet Our New PSO 07 PHC Reform Update Small Group Learning Modules 2011 08 Sex... Need a Hand? 09 Managing Chronic Pain in Multiple Sclerosis 11 Managing Pain in the Pain Clinic 12 Keys to Management of Chronic Headache 13 Chronic Back Pain from a Surgeon's Perspective 14 Osteoarthritis Management 15 The Role of Physiotherapy in Chronic Pain 16 Managing Chronic Pain An Addictions Specialist's Perspecive 17 New NPS Topic Starting February 2011 18 The Division AGM 19 Electronic Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) Quarterly Awards 21 Accreditation - The Impact and Benefits 23 Argus Electronic Messaging 24 Argus Users Directory

IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

Jan/Feb 2011

2010 GP Survey Results 74 ordinary members responded to the 2010 GP Annual Survey (35%). The information gathered will assist us to not only evaluate the services and programs the Division currently offers but also guide our future activities. The results of this year’s survey have been summarised below. Practice Support Program The Practice Support Program aims to provide individualised, timely and targeted support to GPs, practice nurses and practice staff through a series of scheduled practice visits and response to ad hoc enquiries and requests. Each practice has a dedicated Practice Support Officer (PSO) who is the first point of contact with the Division. Practice Support Program

70 60 50 40 30 Poor Fair Average Good Excellent

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Relevance of Visit

Quality of Resources

PSO Knowledge

PSO Follow Up

80% of respondents report they have had had a practice visit from their PSO in the previous 12 months. However, only 40% were able to name them. This is likely due to staff turn over in the last year which left 2 areas without a PSO for several months. Continued page 5

SPECIAL CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FEATURE page 09

The Newsletter of the South Eastern Division of General Practice Ltd

INSIDE this ISSUE 01 From the CEO's Desk 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar 04 Catherine Scardilli - Practice Support Officer 05 Practice Nurse Incentive Program 07 Practice Nurses - A Local Perspective 08 Infection Control Guidelines 09 Making Your Practice Men-Friendly 10 Men's Health - Early Detection, Intervention and Treatment The M5 Project 11 The M5 Project Questionnaire 13 Men's Health Assessments Engaging Men in Their Health Care 14 Men's Health Statistics 15 Men, Masculinity and General Practice 16 Clearing Up What Works in Men's Health Programs 17 MBS Items for Indigenous Health 18 Chilhood Immunisation - How to Action the 20A Report 19 Balancing Benefits and Harms of Antipsychotic Therapy 20 AGPAL Workshops 21 Electronic Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) 23 GP Psych Support 24 Argus Users Directory IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

Sept / Oct 2011

From the CEO’s Desk Eastern Sydney Medicare Local (ESML) The South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice (SESDGP) has submitted an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) to be the lead agency in the development of the ESML. Our ITA was delivered to DoHA on 18 July, 2011. DoHA is yet to advise when the successful applicants will be announced. Under our proposal, should we be successful, the ESML will cover the area presently covered by both the SESDGP and the Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice. It will be a separate company (legal entity) from the SESDGP and will have its own Board of Governance and organisational members. It will provide all the services that are currently provided to members by both Divisions and will have expanded responsibilities that will cover areas such as population health needs assessments and planning, clinical service planning as appropriate and primary care practitioner education and support. The SESDGP will continue to exist as a company, independent of the Medicare Local. The SESDGP Board will be consulting with members over the coming months to determine a role for the organisation following the establishment of the ESML. Under our proposal, SESDGP will be a member organisation of the ESML. Patient Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) The Division is part of successful consortium headed by St Vincents and Mater Health Service in Darlinghurst to be a 2nd wave site to pilot different methods of implementing a PCEHR. The Division will be given resources to work with selected practices to implement a program of PCEHR development and utilisation. Initially, the pilot will target patients that are being referred to St Vincents Hospital. More information on this exciting program will be disseminated as it comes to hand. Prince of Wales Outpatients I continue to meet regularly with Senior Management of the POW Outpatients Department. If you have any problems with the service provided to you and/or your patients by POW OPD, please email the details to ceo@sesdgp.com.au. An email will be sent to you detailing the OPD’s response. This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard!

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SPECIAL FEATURE: MEN'S HEALTH page 09


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01 New Division Program: Connecting Care 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar Meet Our New Chronic Care Coordinator 04 Public Health Care Reform Update 05 Counselling for Quitters at POW Respiratory Department 06 NSW Pap Test Register 07 Health Assessments 09 How to Lose Weight - Wisely 11 Obesity Surgery: When Diets and Exercise Fail 13 The Truth About Weight Loss What GPs Need to Know 14 The Psychology of Obesity 15 Should GPs Tell Their Patients They Are Overweight? 16 Lifestyle Plus - Weight Management Program 17 How e-Health can Help Improve Men's Health 18 Electronic Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) Awards 20 Plan to Succeed - Immunise Australia 21 Helicobactor Pylori: The Importance of Clinicians Understanding the Degree of Infection of a Patient New NPS Topic Now Available CVD Risk: Guiding Lipid Therapy 23 New Service for Patients with Memory Loss and Their Carers 24 Argus Users Directory IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

Mar/Apr 2011

New Division Program: Connecting Care People who experience moderate - severe chronic disease are increasing in number. Their often complex needs require higher numbers of GP visits, Team Care Arrangements (TCAs) and GP Management Plans (GPMPs), community services input and unfortunately, at times, unplanned hospital admissions. Connecting Care is a program funded by NSW Health that is being delivered specifically to enhance and connect primary and secondary care for people with chronic disease. To this end a Chronic Care Coordinator, Ruth Stuivenberg, has been employed by the Division to assist patients with a chronic disease (as per the identified categories below) connect effectively with their GP, and any specialised services they require, to improve their understanding and management of their disease. The aim is to improve their quality of life and reduce unplanned acute hospital admissions. The identified chronic disease categories targeted are: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Hypertension and Diabetes. The patients we will be seeking to enrol in the program will have at least one of these diseases causing at least one acute admission to hospital in the last 12 months. It is hoped that the Chronic Care Coordinator will be able to assist GPs by spending time coordinating care for patients with complex disease. This may include assessing their individual needs, assisting in the preparation of GPMPs and TCAs, arranging case conferences, conducting home visits and connecting and communicating with all services involved in that patient's care. There will also be a process in the future by which GPs can refer patients directly to the Connecting Care Program to receive these benefits. A letter and patient information brochure has been mailed to all GPs in the Division further explaining the program. For any further information, please contact Ruth on 02 9663 5958 or 0409 549 263. Ruth looks forward to connecting with you regarding you patients with complex chronic disease as the program progresses.

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The Newsletter of the South Eastern Division of General Practice Ltd May / June 2011

INSIDE this ISSUE 01 Primary Health Care Reform 02 CPD Calendar - May SESDGP Membership Renewal 03 CPD Calendar - June 04 CDP Outline - May 05 CPD Outline - June 06 Asthma Snapshot - Preparing for the Cooler Months! 07 10 GP Questions about Pregnancy Management 08 GP Support and Education at RHW 09 Post Natal Depression 10 Strategies to Support Women Maintain Breastfeeding 12 GP Attitudes Impact on Breastfeeding Success 13 Drugs and Alcohol in Pregnancy 14 Genetics In General Practice 15 What is Pregnancy of Unknown Location? What do I do Next? GP Support and Education at RHW 16 3D & 4D Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 17 Antenatal Shared Care Update 18 Perinatal Depression - ATAPS Funding to Assist Patients 19 Use of CV Risk Assessments Must Increase to Combat Rise in Cardiovascular Disease 21 What Can a Nurse Do for You and Your Practice? 23 Argus: Upgrade to Version 5 24 Argus Users Directory IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

SPECIAL OVERWEIGHT & OBESCITY FEATURE page 09

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01 Research Partnership Acknowledged 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar 04 ACAI – Allied Health Component 05 Healthcare Identifiers Service 06 Learning More About Antipsychotic Therapy 07 beyondblue: Eating Disorders and Depression 08 The GP Connection in Early Detection 09 Sydney Childrens Hospital Eating Disorders Unit 11 The Centre For Eating and Dieting Disorders 12 The Role of the GP in Eating Disorders Management 14 Intake and Referral to Derwent House 15 The Nutritional Management of Eating Disorder Patients 16 Psychological Management of Eating Disorders 17 Sydney Childrens Hospital Role of the Social Worker 18 Sydney Childrens Hospital Role of the Physio 19 Employing a Practice Nurse? 20 Web Job Board 21 Australian Point of Care Practitioner’s Network (APPN) 23 ATAPS Suicide Prevention Training 24 Argus Users Directory IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

The Commonwealth Government’s move to reform Primary Health Care in Australia moved one step closer to reality recently. 5th April 2011 was the closing date for applications from Division’s of General Practice nationally to form the first 15 Medicare Locals. These Medicare Locals are to begin operation on 1st July 2011. Subsequent processes will see the approval of funding for the remainder of the Medicare Locals, to commence in January and July 2012, announced later this year. South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice (SESDGP) is involved in the establishment of the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local (ESML). This Medicare Local is based on the geographic area currently covered by the Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice and the SESDGP. It is our expectation that the ESML will receive approval for funding to begin operations in 2012. The establishment of Medicare Locals and the subsequent funding and service provision models that will be developed will impact on all members of the Division. The exact nature of the changes will become clearer as the Medicare Locals are funded and then become established in the next few years. Information on how these changes will affect you will be distributed via the Division’s newsletter, faxouts, information evenings and letters to practices. General Practitioners, the Local Health Network (the old Area Health Service), Allied Health Professionals and community members (patients) are seen as the major stakeholders in the development of any Medicare Local. The Division will be running information evenings for all members and associate members over the next few months to enable you to gather information and ask questions about how the new Medicare Local will impact on you and your business. Please watch your fax machine for notice of these events over the next few weeks. Board members and senior staff of the Division will be on hand at these evenings to answer any questions you may have. I encourage each of you to attend at least one of these events as the changes that are coming with the establishment of Medicare Locals will impact on each of you in some way or other.

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SPECIAL PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING FEATURE page 07

Nov / Dec 2011

Research Partnership Acknowledged

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01 Eastern Sydney Medicare Local 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar Small Group Learning Module 2012 04 Svetlana Serafimov Practice Support Officer 05 2011 GP Survey Report 08 Vicki Winters Indigenous Outreach Worker Micheal Kundukulam eHealth Project Manager Cass Rice Connecting Care Coordinator 09 Childhood Immunisation 10 The Practice Nurse Role in Childhood Immunisation 11 Immunisation in Children with Developmental Disability

12 Cow's Milk Protein Intolerance in Infants Each year in September, the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Care and Equity holds its Annual Forum and Research Showcase. This year the theme for the Forum was Fairer for All: Research to Improve Health Equity. This year the South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice was honoured to receive the UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity Division of General Practice Partnership Award. The Award is given to Divisions with whom the Centre has collaborated with, over time, in research and other projects. The Award acknowledges not only the work done by Division staff in co-ordinating our research projects with UNSW but also each GP member of the Division who has, over the years, provided invaluable support to and collaboration with, the UNSW to inform their research. A/Prof Gawaine Powell-Davies, CEO of the Centre, said that the award was in recognition of our involvement in research projects and the potential for future collaboration as we move towards the Medicare Local structure in this area. The Award was presented to the Division by Prof Terry Campbell, Snr Associate Dean of Medicine, UNSW and accepted on your behalf by Dr Sharon Levy, the SESDGP Board President.

SPECIAL FEATURE: EATING DISORDERS page 07

Primary Health Care Reform

13 Perinatal Mental Health Services at the RHW 15 Perinatal Depression - ATAPS Funding to Assist Patients National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 16 Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) Antibiotics in General Practice 17 Antenatal Shared Care Update 19 45-49 Year Old Health Check 20 Argus Users Directory IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

Jan / Feb 2012

Eastern Sydney Medicare Local South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice (SESDGP) has been named, by the Department of Health and Ageing, as the preferred applicant to establish the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local. The Eastern Sydney Medicare Local will be a separate company that will take over the functions now carried out by both the Eastern and South Eastern Sydney Divisions of General Practice. As well as these functions, the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local will be responsible for overseeing changes to the systems of delivering primary health in this area to ensure a more co-ordinated approach that will see barriers to access currently experienced by the community addressed. The Eastern Sydney Medicare Local will be committed to ensuring that general practice remains at the core of any new delivery systems implemented. Allied health professionals, community health workers and nurses will also have a more integrated roll in the provision of primary health care. The Eastern Sydney Medicare Local will cover the area currently serviced by the Eastern and South Eastern Sydney Divisions of General Practice. It will begin operations on 1 July, 2012. The SESDGP Board will be consulting with their members in the coming months to determine what role the Division will fulfil following the commencement of the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local. It is envisaged that one of the main future roles for the Division (as a member of the Medicare Local) will be that of an advocacy and representative body for general practice within the Medicare Local. For the Division to succeed in this role, it is imperative that individual GPs be active members of the Division. This will ensure the Division will be able to have an active role in ensuring that GPs and general practice will remain at the centre of a strong, vibrant, integrated primary healthcare system. Over the coming months, more information will be disseminated via newsletters, information flyers and letters, the Division’s website and at information forums for members. In the meantime, if you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Darrell Williams, SESDGP CEO, on 02 9663 5958 or ceo@sedgp.com.au.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: IMMUNISATION & PAEDIATRICS page 09

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INSIDE this ISSUE 01 From the CEO's Desk 02 CPD Outline 03 CPD Calendar Chris Pitt - PCEHR Pilot

Mar / Apr 2012

From the CEO’s Desk Welcome to the second edition of the South Eastern News for 2012. This year is proving to be an extremely hectic one for the Division, on several fronts.

Program Officer 04 ATAPS Expansion- Suicide

The staff of the Division are busy continuing their support for you, our members, in your practices. The Practice Support Team continues to work with individual practices on addressing your business and professional development support needs and is striving to provide a quality service to you all. Please do not hesitate to contact your Practice Support Officer if you require any assistance at all from the Division.

Prevention Services (SPS) 06 Connecting Care Update 07 Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP)

The Patient Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) Pilot team continues to work with St Vincents and Mater Health to implement a raft of IM/IT measures to assist GPs and allied health professionals set up electronic referral and communications processes between themselves and St Vincents and Prince of Wales Hospitals. We are currently planning the roll out of phases 2 and 3 of this pilot. If you are not already involved in the pilot and would like to know more, please contact the Project Manager, Micheal Kundukulum, here at the Division.

08 GP Advisor: ANSC Member Discounts 09 eHeatlh Project Background and Introduction Eastern Sydney Connect

The Board of the Division is about to implement a consultation process with members of the Division to seek input into their deliberations on a future for a GP Association in this area following the commencement of the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local on 1st July, 2012. More information on this process will be arriving in your practices in the near future.

Project Summary 11 Project Status 13 Facilitating eHealth 14 National Personally Controlled

Finally, the Foundation Board of the Eastern Sydney Medicare Local (ESML) is being established and the process of registering the new company and setting up membership and governance structures has begun. As you know, the South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice has been selected by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) to form the ESML. The ESML Foundation Board will be having negotiations with DoHA in the coming weeks aimed at finalising the ESML Deed for Funding for the next two (2) years.

Electronic Health Records. 15 Aboriginal Health Assessments 17 45-49 Year Old Health Assessment 19 Electronic Quality Improvement

More information on this process will be made available once it comes to hand.

Program (EQIP) 20 Argus Users Directory IMPORTANT: The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of South Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice Ltd.

While everyone associated with the Division is very busy at the moment, we remain excited about the many and varied prospects facing the Division in the areas of health reform and improvements in primary health care service delivery in our area. If you have any questions on any these matters or have some other matter that you would like to discuss with me personally, please contact the Division office on 02 9663 5958.

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TRAVEL TO FUKUOKA

Arrive in Fukuoka by own arrangement (transfers arranged). 24 NOVEMBER SUNDAY:

FUKUOKA

Visit the 10th century Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine complex and the Kyushu National Museum. In the evening, see one of the final sumo tournaments of the year. 25 NOVEMBER MONDAY:

FUKUOKA TO YAKUSHIMA

Journey south by Shinkansen to Kagoshima, and then take a ferry across to Miyanoura on Yakushima. In the afternoon, get to know the area or pick up suitable gear for the next two days of primeval forest walks.

DAYS

$2190

$2490

B’FASTS

SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

NIGHTS ACCOM

B’FASTS

THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER

NIGHTS ACCOM

B’FASTS

GUESTS

DINNERS

Train to Yudanaka. Enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner in a classic onsen hotel.

GUESTS

LUNCH

GUESTS

DINNERS

DAY-WALKS

DINNERS

Join a tour of Kyoto including Nijo Castle, the Imperial Palace and the Golden Pavilion. Browse the Manga Museum and enjoy people watching all the Manga fanatics.

30 NOVEMBER SATURDAY:

KYOTO THEN RETURN HOME

Enjoy your morning exploring the beautiful area near the hotel before making your way to the airport for your flight back to Australia (transfers arranged). For guests who wish to stay longer in Kyoto, Riki is pleased to arrange a longer independent stay for you.

DAY-WALKS

INCLUSIONS

Arrive in Kyoto by own arrangement (transfers provided).

SPECIAL FEATURES

MONDAY 2 DECEMBER

See a sumo tournament in Fukuoka Visit the world heritage listed island of Yakushima Join two day-walks in primeval forest on Yakushima

Walk Mt Kurama, known for its spiritual atmosphere. Enjoy dinner at Wontana, Riki’s family favourite.

HOTELS FUKUOKA Solaria Hotel YAKUSHIMA Yakushima Green Hotel IBUSUKI Iwasaki Hotel KYOTO

YAKUSHIMA DAY-WALK

TRAVEL TO KYOTO

SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER

As Yakushima has very high rainfall, you will need quality rain gear, water resistant boots and gaiters, a daypack with rain cover, and a hat for rain or sun. This equipment can be conveniently hired from Yakushima.

27 NOVEMBER WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Tickets to the sumo tournament in Fukuoka All transport, accommodation, meals and walks described. The services of the tour escort Airport-hotel transfers in Japan Tour prices are land only

NOTE

Make an early start for our first venture into the forests of Yakushima on the Jomon Tsugi track. This track follows an old railway line to reach cedar trees that have been dated at over 2000 years old.

MATSUMOTO TO YUDANAKA

KYOTO

Join an Autumn colour tour of Kyoto including Nijo Castle, Kitano Tenmangu and the Golden Pavilion. Enjoy a bento lunch and an evening of Japanese performing arts.

KYOTO & MT KURAMA DAY-WALK

TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER

KYOTO TO HIROSHIMA

Shinkansen to Hiroshima’s Peace Park & Museum, for its Momiji (maple leaves). While in Hiroshima, try okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER

MIYAJIMA & MT MISEN DAY-WALK

INCLUSIONS

Watch the onsen bathing snow monkeys then, catch the local train to Nagano and connection to Tokyo.

All transport, accommodation, meals and walks described. The services of the tour escort Airport-hotel transfers in Japan Tour prices are land only

SNOW MONKEYS, THEN TOKYO

TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER

TOKYO

Scale Tokyo Skytree for amazing views then, visit Sensoji Temple to wish a safe return home. WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER

TOKYO & MT TAKAO DAY-WALK

Join Riki for a walk of Mt Takao and great views of Mount Fuji. Enjoy your farewell dinner in Ginza THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER

TOKYO, THEN TRAVEL HOME Day in Tokyo at leisure, then join your return flight home (transfers provided).

Ferry to Miyajima to see the famous O-Torii and walk sacred Mt Misen. Enjoy views of the inland sea. THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER

HIROSHIMA TO NARA

Shinkansen and local train to Nara to see the world heritage listed giant bronze Daibutsu. FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

NARA, KASUGAYAMA FOREST DAY-WALK

KYOTO

MONDAY 9 DECEMBER

YUDANAKA MATSUMOTO KYOTO

YAKUSHIMA TO IBUSUKI

Experience kouyou (Autumn leaf viewing) at some of Japan’s best sites Be amazed by the bathing snow monkeys at Yudanaka Enjoy four gentle day-walks in sacred mountains: Mt Kurama near Kyoto, Mt Misen on Miyajima, Mt Kasuga in Nara, Mt Takao near Tokyo Stay at a traditional onsen hotel, where you can relax in the hot baths.

HOTELS KYOTO Royal Hotel HIROSHIMA Sunroute Hotel NARA Hotel Fujita MATSUMOTO Harmonie Bien Hotel YUDANAKA Biyu no Yado TOKYO Solaria Ginza Hotel

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Train to Matsumoto, to tour the splendid 16th century castle. Try some hand-made soba (buckwheat noodles) whilst here.

TRAVEL TO TOKYO

Arrive in Tokyo by own arrangement (transfers provided). Need an evening snack? Step into any convenience store to pick up an Onigiri (rice cake). SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER

TOKYO

Scale Tokyo Skytree before visiting Sensoji Temple to wish a safe trip. Head to Harajuku to check out the street life. Welcome dinner at a Tokyo Izakaya (Japanese style pub). SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER

TOKYO

Visit the Ghibli Museum to see the magic of their anime world. Enjoy Hokoten in Akihabara, where the streets are car-free and youth gather in their quirky fashion.

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FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER

KYOTO

Explore Kyoto at leisure, or join Riki for a visit to Hiroshima. Alternatively, head for Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, where you can also take in some great shopping. SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER

KYOTO, RETURN HOME

Spend your last day visiting your preferred sites in Kyoto or Osaka. Transfers provided to Kansai or Itami airport.

INCLUSIONS Tickets to the Ghibli Museum, Manga Museum, Tokyo Skytree, Snow Monkey Park, Gion Corner. All transport, accommodation, meals and walks described. The services of the tour escort Airport-hotel transfers in Japan Tour prices are land only

SPECIAL FEATURES Visit the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo Browse the Manga Museum in Kyoto Be amazed by the bathing snow monkeys at Shibu Onsen Take an onsen at the traditional Japanese inn that inspired Miyazaki Hayao’s Spirited Away. Have ample time in Tokyo and Kyoto to pursue your own interests.

HOTELS

MONDAY 16 DECEMBER

TOKYO

TOKYO Ochanomizu B Hotel SHIBU ONSEN Kanaguya Onsen Ryokan KYOTO Gion Hotel

Day at leisure. You could visit Hakone to take in views of Fuji, or see quintessential Japanese pop culture by visiting Sanrio Puroland, a Hello Kitty theme park. TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER

TOKYO TO SHIBU ONSEN

Shinkansen to Nagano in the alps, where we connect with a local train for Shibu Onsen. Watch the monkeys take a natural onsen, then have a traditional dinner at the Kanaguya Onsen Ryokan.

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Visit Zenkoji Temple in Nagano, one of Japan’s oldest, that welcomes all worshippers. In Kyoto, see performing arts at Gion Corner near our hotel.

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TRAVEL TO TOKYO

Arrive in Tokyo by own arrangement (transfers arranged). SUNDAY 26 MAY

TOKYO

Scale Tokyo Skytree, visit Sensoji temple, watch the finale of the Tokyo sumo tournament and welcome dinner. MONDAY 27 MAY

TOKYO

Join a tour of Hakone to get close up views of Mt Fuji and see Owakudani Valley (thermal area).

Ferry to Miyajima to see the O-Torii. See grand views on the Mt Misen day-walk. Enjoy a traditional dinner at a Ryokan.

GUESTS

LUNCH

DAY-WALKS

DINNERS

MONDAY 3 JUNE

MIYAJIMA TO TOKYO

Relax on the return journey to Tokyo by Shinkansen. Enjoy a rest stop in the pretty port city of Kobe. TUESDAY 4 JUNE

TOKYO DAY-WALK TO MT TAKAO & AUS VS JPN QUALIFYING MATCH AT SAITAMA STADIUM Enjoy Tokyo at leisure, or join Riki for a walk of Mt Takao. At night, see the World Cup qualifier.

KYOTO

INCLUSIONS Tickets for the World Cup qualifier between Australia & Japan Tickets for the Tokyo sumo tournament All transport, accommodation, meals and walks described. The services of the tour escort Airport-hotel transfers in Japan Tour prices are land only

SPECIAL FEATURES

Join a tour of Kyoto including the Imperial Palace. Enjoy a special lunch at a centenary old restaurant. THURSDAY 30 MAY

HOTELS

TOKYO TO KYOTO

Catch the Shinkansen to Kyoto. Visit Kiyomizu Temple and Gion for a performance of Japanese arts.

WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE

TOKYO, THEN RETURN HOME Spend your last day in Tokyo, and then join your return flight home (transfers arranged).

WEDNESDAY 29 MAY

KYOTO

KYOTO, KURAMA DAY-WALK

TOKYO Solaria Ginza Hotel KYOTO Best Western Hotel HIROSHIMA Sunroute Hotel MIYAJIMA Makoto Ryokan

Rejuvenate on a spiritual nature walk of Mt Kurama. In the evening, eat at Wontana, Riki’s family favourite.

Day at leisure, or join Riki for a day-trip to Nara to see the world’s largest bronze Buddha, the Daibutsu.

TOKYO

B’FASTS

Experience the finale of the Tokyo Sumo Tournament. Stay at a Ryokan (Japanese Inn) on Miyajima Island. Enjoy three gentle day-walks at Mt Kurama (Kyoto), Mt Misen (Miyajima) and Mt Takao (Tokyo). Watch the Australia vs Japan World Cup qualifying match at Saitama Stadium.

TUESDAY 28 MAY

KYOTO SHIBU ONSEN

$3990

NIGHTS ACCOM

MIYAJIMA DAY-WALK SATURDAY 25 MAY

$3290

SUNDAY 2 JUNE

FRIDAY 31 MAY

TOKYO

KYOTO

SATURDAY 1 JUNE

KYOTO TO HIROSHIMA

SHIBU ONSEN TO KYOTO VIA NAGANO

NARA

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

FUKUOKA

FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER

WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER

Walk the preserved forest of Kasugayama in full Autumn colour.

28 NOVEMBER THURSDAY

SPECIAL FEATURES

KYOTO

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13 - 21 DECEMBER 2013

MIYAJIMA: CC BY SA 2.0 ROSINO

$4290

WOMAN: CC BY SA 2.0 ROSINO

$3590

NIGHTS ACCOM

YAKUSHIMA DAY-WALK

Head back to the port to connect with a ferry bound for Kagoshima. Make sure you try some Tsuke-age (fish cakes) here! Then it’s a short train ride to Ibusuki, where a hot sand bath awaits you.

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Take a morning plane to Kyoto from Kagoshima. The Autumn colours will be stunning at this time, so enjoy a walk in the beautiful area of Gion, where your hotel is located.

26 NOVEMBER TUESDAY:

Walk Shiratani Unsuikyo, a stunning ravine set deep in the forests that inspired the setting for Miyazaki Hayao’s film, Princess Mononoke. A choice of walks can be made depending on your preferences.

$2990

30 NOVEMBER - 12 DECEMBER 2013

29 NOVEMBER FRIDAY:

IBUSUKI TO KYOTO 23 NOVEMBER - SATURDAY:

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DAYS

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Journey by Shinkansen to Hiroshima to ponder the past in the Peace Park and Museum.

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WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE

ARRIVE TOKYO

Arrive in Tokyo by own arrangement (transfers arranged). THURSDAY 6 JUNE

TOKYO TO SENDAI & MATSUSHIMA

Catch the Shinkansen north to Sendai. Visit Matsushima for a cruise on one of Japan’s most beautiful bays. FRIDAY 7 JUNE

The gondola ride makes your short walk or longer hike to the peak very pleasant. Dinner at the lodge. THURSDAY 13 JUNE

ASAHIDAKE TO SAPPORO

Travel down to Sapporo, where there is time to explore this cosmopolitan little city. Reward yourself with a soup curry and Sapporo beer. FRIDAY 14 JUNE

RETURN HOME

NIGHTS ACCOM

B’FASTS

GUESTS

DINNERS

DAY-WALKS

TRAVEL TO TOKYO

Arrive in Tokyo by own arrangement (transfers arranged).

All transport, accommodation, meals and walks described. The services of the tour escort Airport-hotel transfers in Japan Tour prices are land only

SUNDAY 26 MAY

TOKYO

Scale Tokyo Skytree, then visit Sensoji temple to wish a safe trip. At night, watch the finale of the Tokyo Sumo Tournament and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Journey under the sea to Hokkaido and the port city of Hakodate. Take a gondola for night light vistas.

Stay at four onsen hotels where you can rejuvenate in a hot spring bath Enjoy four day-walks in verdant green environments with stunning vistas: Oirase Gorge in Towada, Onuma National Park near Hakodate, Mt Usu Volcanic Global Geopark by Lake Toya, and Mt Asahidake in Daisetsuzan National Park in Hokkaido.

SUNDAY 9 JUNE

HOTELS

WEDNESDAY 29 MAY

TOKYO Solaria Ginza Hotel SENDAI Hotel Metropolitan OIRASE Oirase Keiryu Hotel HAKODATE La Vista Hakodate Bay Hotel LAKE TOYA Lakeside Terrace Toya Hotel ASAHIDAKE Bear Monte Manseikaku Hotel

Join a tour of Kyoto including the Imperial Palace. Enjoy a special bento lunch at a hundred year old restaurant.

SENDAI TO LAKE TOWADA & WALK DOWN OIRASE GORGE

Shinkansen further north to volcanic Lake Towada, then walk through Oirase Gorge to the onsen hotel.

Spend your last day in Sapporo at leisure, then join your return flight home (transfers arranged).

SATURDAY 8 JUNE

OIRASE GORGE TO HAKODATE

HAKODATE & ONUMA NATIONAL PARK WALK

Take a gentle day-walk around the beautiful Onuma wetlands, formed by a volcanic eruption in 1929. Be sure to try seafood donburi whilst here.

SAPPORO LAKE TOYA

DAISETSUZAN

HAKODATE OIRASE

MONDAY 10 JUNE

HAKODATE TO LAKE TOYA

Train to the lakeside village on Lake Toya. Walk on Mt Usu, a smouldering volcano. Soothe your feet in an onsen.

SENDAI

MONDAY 27 MAY

TOKYO

Join a tour of Hakone to get close up views of Mt Fuji and see Owakudani Valley (thermal area).

TUESDAY 11 JUNE

LAKE TOYA TO ASAHIDAKE (DAISETSUZAN NATIONAL PARK) Travel to the base village of Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido. Enjoy a night sky lecture.

B’FASTS

Ferry to Miyajima to see the floating O-Torii. See grand views on the Mt Misen day-walk. Enjoy a traditional kaiseki dinner at the ryokan.

GUESTS

DINNERS

MONDAY 3 JUNE

MIYAJIMA TO TOKYO

Relax on the return journey to Tokyo by Shinkansen. Enjoy a rest stop in the pretty port city of Kobe. TUESDAY 4 JUNE

TOKYO DAY-WALK TO MT TAKAO & AUS VS JPN QUALIFYING MATCH AT SAITAMA STADIUM

Enjoy Tokyo at leisure, or join Riki for a walk of Mt Takao. At night, see the World Cup qualifier (optional).

TOKYO TO KYOTO

Catch the Shinkansen to Kyoto. Visit Kiyomizu Temple and Gion for a show of Japanese performing arts.

SAPPORO LAKE TOYA

DAISETSUZAN

HAKODATE

THURSDAY 30 MAY

OIRASE

KYOTO, KURAMA DAY-WALK

Rejuvenate on a spiritual nature walk of Mt Kurama. In the evening, eat at Wontana, Riki’s family favourite.

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DAYS

TRAVEL TO FUKUOKA

Arrive in Fukuoka by own arrangement (transfers provided).

INCLUSIONS

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Tickets for the finale to the Tokyo Sumo Tournament All transport, accommodation, meals and walks described. The services of the tour escort Airport-hotel transfers in Japan Tour prices are land only

FUKUOKA

Visit the 10th century Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine complex and the Kyushu National Museum. In the evening, see one of the final sumo tournaments of the year.

HOTELS

HIROSHIMA MIYAJIMA

Take a morning flight to Kyoto from Kagoshima. The Autumn colours will be stunning at this time, so enjoy a stroll in the beautiful area of Gion, where your hotel is located.

GUESTS

LUNCH

DAY-WALKS

DINNERS

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER

KYOTO

Explore the eastern hills of Kyoto at this colourful time of year. Take the philosopher’s walk to see the Silver Pavilion.

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B’FASTS

INCLUSIONS Tickets for the Fukuoka Sumo Tournament All transport, accommodation, meals and walks described. The services of the tour escort Airport-hotel transfers in Japan Tour prices are land only

SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER

NOTE

Journey south by Shinkansen to Kagoshima, and then take a ferry to Yakushima. In the afternoon, get to know the area or pick up suitable gear for your primeval forest walks.

Join a tour of Kyoto in a backdrop of Autumn colour including Nijo Castle, Kitano Tenmangu and the Golden Pavilion. Enjoy a bento lunch and an evening of Japanese performing arts.

As Yakushima has very high rainfall, you will need quality rain gear, water resistant boots and gaiters, a daypack with rain cover, and a hat for rain or sun. This equipment can be conveniently hired from Yakushima.

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER

KYOTO

YAKUSHIMA DAY WALK

HOTELS

Venture into the forests of Yakushima on the Jomon Tsugi track. This track follows an old railway line to reach cedar trees that have been dated at over 2000 years old. WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER

YAKUSHIMA DAY WALK

Walk Shiratani Unsuikyo, a stunning ravine set deep in the forests that inspired the setting for Miyazaki Hayao’s film, Princess Mononoke. THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Try the world’s best su at Tsuk sh iji fish ma rkets, To i kyo

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NIGHTS ACCOM

YAKUSHIMA TO IBUSUKI KYOTO

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FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER

FUKUOKA TO YAKUSHIMA

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SATURDAY 1 JUNE

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23 NOVEMBER - 12 DECEMBER 2013

IBUSUKI TO KYOTO

KYOTO

Journey by Shinkansen to Hiroshima to ponder the past in the Peace Park and Museum. Be sure to try Okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) while in Hiroshima.

World te in the a Rejuvena s of Yakushim forest Heritage

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

FRIDAY 31 MAY

Day at leisure, or join Riki for a day-trip to Nara to see the world’s largest bronze Buddha, the Daibutsu.

TOKYO

NIGHTS ACCOM

TUESDAY 28 MAY

KYOTO

$6990

SUNDAY 2 JUNE

MIYAJIMA DAY-WALK SATURDAY 25 MAY

$5990

AUTUMN: CCBY 2.0 NP & DJJEWELL

DAYS

INCLUSIONS

SPECIAL FEATURES

25 MAY - 14 JUNE 2013

YUDANAKA

Head back to the port to connect with a ferry bound for Kagoshima, MATSUMOTO where we’ll have lunch. Make sure KYOTO you try some Tsuke-age (fish cakes) here. Then it’s a short train ride to Ibusuki, where a hot sand bath awaits you. FUKUOKA

TOKYO

FUKUOKA Solaria Hotel YAKUSHIMA Yakushima Green Hotel IBUSUKI Iwasaki Hotel KYOTO Royal Hotel HIROSHIMA Sunroute Hotel NARA Hotel Fujita MATSUMOTO Harmonie Bien Hotel YUDANAKA Biyu no Yado TOKYO Solaria Ginza Hotel

NARA

HIROSHIMA

IBUSUKI YAKUSHIMA

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Get close with the locals in Nara

DEER:CC BY SA 2.0 SPECIALOPERATIONS

ASAHIDAKE WALK

$3390

YAKUSHIMA: CC BY 2.0 JETALONE

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE

$2990

orld AUS W JPN vs a See the lifier in Saitam Cup Qua

FISH MARKET: CC BY SA 2.0 ROSINO

DAYS

SOCCER: CCBY 2.0 SAMURAI BLUE TSUTOMO TAKASU

05 - 14 JUNE 2013

KIYOMIZU TEMPLE: CCBY SA 2.0 SPECIALOPERATIONS

ASAHIDAKE: YASUFUMI NISHI JNTO

RIKI: RIKI’S TOURS JAPAN

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RIKIS TOURS JAPAN range of A4 brochures promoting the upcoming tours for the 13/14 season


brochures & publications  

a selection of various brochures and publications created by jono

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